Another 1050+ high

It will be interesting to see if the above forecast from the ECMWF plays out and we do seen an intense high of over 1050 hPa becoming established to the west of Scotland by the weekend. …

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Light, or is that white at the end of the tunnel?

There are signs of a change in type at long last, and things could be about to turn more meridional towards the last week of January across the IONA. It’s a shame that it all came to nothing.

The Met Office single site forecasts

After over a year of using it for Strathpeffer, I find the forecast usually wrong more times than it’s right.

Brendan faster, deeper

Call it delusions of grandeur if you like, but sometimes I get the distinct impression that someone down in the forecasting office in Exeter does occasionally read some of the stuff I write on xmetman.

A windy Monday next week

Monday certainly looks like it will be very windy so it’s a fair bet that this could be named storm Brendan if Met Eireann have anything to do with it. Tuesday has the potential for being even windier across southern area as the secondary low looks well placed for rapid development.

Strong winds but which are they blowing?

Thursday is shaping up to be an interesting day with all the NWP models at sixes and sevens about exactly what track low Clara is taking


On Wednesday the pressure difference in the forecast charts between the Greenland ice cap and the low in the Denmark straits is 61 hPa.

Winter drawers on

The end of November ends on a wintry note as cold northerly winds follow Sebastien later this week.

UKMO end up following ECMWF lead

It does make you wonder just how well the UKMO models does in comparison to our European neighbours.

A divergence of opinion

What’s the chart for next Friday going to look like?

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